Information Technology Intern

Information Technology · Washington DC, District of Columbia
Department Information Technology
Employment Type Intern

Organizational Overview: 

 

Since 1993, Women for Women International, a global NGO, has invested in the power of over 500,000 women who are forgotten – the women survivors of war and conflict. We support them in learning the social and economic skills they need to rebuild their lives, their families, and their communities. 


Our core belief is that stronger women build stronger nations. Women who enroll in our programs in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan, break the isolation of war and conflict. They gain access to knowledge, resources and tools needed to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. 


Over the next ten years, our goal is to scale our impact to improve the lives of millions of the most marginalized women affected by war and conflict. Our vision is to create a world in which all women determine the course of their lives and reach their full potential. We know that women pass on their knowledge to their neighbors and children, creating a ripple effect for generations. By investing in women, we create a better world for all of us – a world that’s more equal, peaceful, and prosperous.   

  

That is the power of women, for women.    

  

Please visit us at womenforwomen.org to learn more about the impact of our work. 


Project Description:

 

The Technology Intern will assist in the design and implementation of many unique and challenging projects. Through hands-on training, the Technology Intern will learn about project design, planning and implementation, different enterprise technologies, and about high standards of customer service that can be broadly applied to any industry. The scope of each internship will be tailored to the intern’s strengths and experience, building on the individual’s skills. 

 

We are looking for interns that want to make a positive impact in the world. The selected interns will work on important projects that help our organization move forward in our mission of conflict transformation through the application and use of technology.  

 

We are currently working on deploying some of the most advanced technologies throughout the countries where we work. At the moment, we are working with Microsoft and Salesforce to design and implement solution for global device management, single sign-on, donor and program management, financial analysis, and to continue to provide the best-of-breed technical support to our more than 500 users around the world. 


The internship will require 20-25 hours per week commitment with an anticipated start date of January 31st, 2022 and End Date: April 29th, 2022; a $195 monthly stipend for 3 months will be provided.


Due to ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 which may require WfWI employees to continue to work from home in the Spring, interns may therefore be required to work partly remote and partly in-person for their Spring 2022 internship. Further information will be communicated with hired interns regarding a one day in-person orientation, as well as making remote working arrangements with their supervisor.


This is an excellent opportunity for community college, undergraduate, or graduate students looking to obtain valuable experience in how technology works enables an international nonprofit grassroots women’s development organization.

 

Responsibilities:

 

The list below indicates the types of IT projects on which the intern might work-

  • Enhance and develop our Help Desk operations both in headquarters and worldwide throughout our field offices 
  • Document all requests submitted to our Help Desk ticketing system 
  • Follow through on assigned projects from start to finish 
  • Offer excellent customer service to all members of the organization 
  • Assist other members of the IT team with related tasks and projects 

 

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position-holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. 



Qualifications:

 

  • Possess or currently pursuing a degree in any field related to information technology
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Solid Internet research skills
  • Independent worker not needing close supervision
  • Self-starter; organized; detail-oriented
  • Experience and interest in providing front line support to staff
  • Interest in international relations

Application Instructions:

 

Students interested in applying should submit their cover letter and resume to: https://www.womenforwomen.org/about/careers


Applicants will be shortlisted on a regular basis, so we encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience.


All our staff, volunteers and interns are required to adhere to WfWI’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies and to our organizational values: Empowerment, Integrity, Respect, Resilience.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for internships without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • Location
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Information Technology
  • Employment Type
    Intern